Worship for 10:30 on Sunday 29 March 2020 – Whose will be done? (Passion Sunday)
with Rev Cristina Cipriani, The Church at Carrs Lane
We invite you to join the Church at Carrs Lane Community to read, sing and reflect on this order of service together at 10.30am.
Worship with Revd Cristina Cipriani in the video that we invite you to watch and join on Sunday morning:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled,
and do not let them be afraid. – John 14 verse 27’
Following Government advice regarding Coronavirus Covid-19, we have suspended church activities and public worship until further notice.
You can follow daily prayer live online from Monday to Friday at 7.30am and from Monday to Thursday at 7pm with the Carrs Lane Lived Community. Go to the Carrs Lane Lived Community Facebook Page
Find us on Facebook or updates and messages and to message us prayer requests. Go the Church at Carrs Lane Facebook Page
Whilst churches are not meeting there are a number of options for you to connect with worship this coming Sunday morning.
Birmingham Methodist District Live Sunday Worship
Our Methodist District will be streaming worship live this coming Sunday on their Facebook Page. Click on the above link on Sunday morning (22nd March) just before 10:30am to join them. You do not need a Facebook account to watch it.
Radio and TV (please remind friends who are not on the Internet about these TV and radio programmes)
We shall also post news in our News section.
Sharing in Worship
We would normally offer a range of worship styles and opportunities to share in prayer and worship. You will find different styles, different times, and different days. In our more formal services we draw on the traditions of the United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church.
All these acts of worship have one thing at heart, however: an honest attempt to understand what it means to respond to Jesus’ command to ‘Follow me’.
We are currently developing new ways to offer worship with our regular congregation and with anyone who would like to access digital ways of coming together for worship.
In normal circumstances on a Sunday, a good number of people gather to share in morning worship at 10.30am. This service is often fairly traditional in format (but not over-formal), with challenging, relevant teaching and a mixture of styles of music.
Sunday morning worship lasts about an hour and is followed by refreshments. The theme of the service is always made clear at the beginning; it will often be based on the lectionary readings, or arise out of a particular series of themed services. Whilst the tone is usually calm and ordered, ample opportunity is provided for full congregational involvement and participation. There is usually a printed order of service, which is available to see here.
The quality of teaching is important and the role of music is taken seriously: congregational singing is vigorous – the books in most regular use are the Methodist ‘Singing the Faith’, the URC ‘Rejoice and Sing’, and ‘Common Ground’ – and the music is complemented by the choir and the singing group. Whilst this service is recognisably traditional in format, great care is taken to ensure that it is accessible to visitors and that all feel welcomed and valued.
Communion is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. The church has an ‘open table’ for communion; you do not need to be a church member. Bread is always gluten free and wine in small cups is non-alcoholic. Occasionally there is also the option of alcoholic wine in the common cup.
At the present time, Junior Church comprises just a group for young children. It is offered on most Sundays except on the fourth Sunday in each month when worship is informal and does not include a sermon. There is a children’s area available every week in the church room.